Improving English Skills Two Teachers at a Time
Getting English Language Learners up to speed at the pace required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act has been a challenge for many schools. The Christian Science Monitor highlights one school in St. Paul, Minn., that has had success with a creative method. Prosperity Heights Elementary School teachers use a team-teaching approach to allow teachers to push those students with better English language skills forward, while other teachers give specialized attention to students still learning English. Struggling students aren’t pulled from the class and they work on the same lessons as their peers. But the two teachers collaborate to come up with an approach that works for each type of student.